Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin seen on a boat as he visits the Spaso-Preobrazhensky Monastery on Valaam island, northern Russia, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011. Vladimir Putin arrived on the island of ... more 
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin seen on a boat as he visits the Spaso-Preobrazhensky Monastery on Valaam island, northern Russia, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011. Vladimir Putin arrived on the island of Valaam on the day when the Orthodox Church celebrates the origins of the Venerable Wood of the Holy Cross. During the visit to Valaam he took part in the Sunday service in the upper church of the Transfiguration Cathedral. less 
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Associated Press
Sun, Aug 14, 2011 1:14 PM EDT